- Sun 28 May 2017
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Free entry thanks to the Goethe-Institut NZ
- Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
- Rated: M
A young German tourist tries to help an African refugee and his son to get to the Spanish mainland
Colour of the Ocean is a cutting-edge film about Europe’s humanitarian and political problems in dealing with the African immigration flow.
Disaster in a holiday paradise: the German tourist Nathalie witnesses a tragedy involving refugees on the Canary Islands. A boat full of Africans is stranded. Among the survivors, she spots a man with his little son. Nathalie wants to help; a police officer sends her away; his work has made him unmerciful. But the refugee Zola and little Mamadou establish contact with the German. She decides to help these people in need – against the wishes of her husband. But the money she wants to use to help the Africans flee to the mainland leads to a catastrophe that Nathalie was unable to foresee.
Germany/Spain 2010, Colour, 91 min., M.
In German, French and Spanish with English subtitles.
Dir. Maggie Peren